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Fringed Flower Gift Topper 



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Fringed Flower Gift Topper 



Written By: Ann Martin 



f TOOLS: 

• Damp cloth (1) 

to keep fingers glue- free 

• Detail scissors (1) 

• Paper cutter (1) 

• Paper piercing tool (1) 

or round cocktail stick; to apply glue 
and/or as a substitute quilling tool 

• Quilling tool (1) 

• Ruler (1) 



© PARTS: 



Quilling paper (1) 

Can be found at craft stores or online at 

http://www. quillingsuperstore. com. 

TerraSkin (1) 

or lightweight cardstock, or medium to 

heavyweight paper 

Glued) 

Faber-Castell Color Gelatos stick (1) 
optional: Can be found at 
http://www. designmemorycraft. com. 



SUMMARY 

If you love wrapping packages as much as I do, you might enjoy making this mega-fringed 
flower. It's reminiscent of a Gerbera daisy and is an attention-catching substitute for the 
usual bow. Based on the same technique as a much smaller quilled fringed flower, the cuts 
are made with detail scissors. Instead of regular paper or lightweight cardstock, I used a 
new product called TerraSkin (essentially, pressed mineral powder), but paper or cardstock 
would be fine too. 

Project originally posted on CRAFT . 



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Fringed Flower Gift Topper 




To make a flower center, use a quilling tool to roll a strip of black quilling paper 
(approximately 24" long). 

Glue the end of the strip in place and slide the coil off the tool. 






Use the rounded end of the quilling tool or a fingertip to gently push up against one side of 
the coil, creating a dome. 

Apply a thin coating of glue inside the dome to preserve its shape. Set aside to dry. 



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• Cut a total of four white or orange 
strips from your TerraSkin or 
cardstock using the following 
measurements: 

• 1"x4" 

• 1 1/2" x 4" 

• 2" x 8 1/2" 

• 3"x 11" 

• Read my review for more 
info on TerraSkin. 

• Fold each strip in half lengthwise. 
Avoid making a sharp crease, so 
that petal loops will fluff more 
easily. 




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Color both sides of TerraSkin or cardstock with orange ink, crayon, or paint. I used a Color 
Gelatos stick, which has the consistency of crayon. It transforms into watercolor paint 
when touched with a wet brush and dries to a nice marbled effect. 

To fringe, hold each folded strip as pictured and snip from the folded edge toward the 
opposite open edges. Cut slowly and evenly to avoid snipping all the way across. If this 
happens, all is not lost - simply glue the cut portions back together as the join won't show 
when the fringe is rolled. Graduate the size of the cuts: the 3" wide strip will have the 
widest snips, approximately 1/4", and the narrowest snips will be about 1/16" wide. 

Glue the four still-folded strips end-to-end in decreasing size to make one long strip. 



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Glue the black domed coil at the very end of the narrowest folded strip. Allow glue to dry. 

Slowly and evenly roll up the strip, beginning at the narrow black coil end. 

When the strip is fully rolled, glue the end in place and apply additional glue to the 
underside of the flower to prevent it from unraveling. The flower measures approximately 
3" across and 1 1/4" high. 





To learn quilling basics, read Quilling 101 



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Quilled paper is fun to use instead 
of ribbon when wrapping small 
packages. I spaced three strips 
about 1/4" apart on the diagonal, 
taping the ends on the package 
back. As a finishing touch, fluff the 
looped petals and glue the flower 
onto your package. 



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